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Indio

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#35975 17-Jun-2009 21:32
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I am thinking of implementing a private WiFi network at one of our stores as a pilot to see how it will go. I would like to get some recommendations from any of you who have installed or have WiFi networks operating now, with regards to hardware & software procured.
I've looked at the MikroTik routers & management software and I'm leaning towards it. I'd like to hear from anyone who's got experience with MikroTek and with the local support in NZ. Alternatively, I'd be very interested to hear of experiences with other vendors and recommendations.

Fire away....

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MauriceWinn
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  #227896 24-Jun-2009 10:58
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Have a look at http://www.Zenbu.net.nz which is designed for just such applications. Total cost to you $249. Plug and play, print your own access vouchers for no charge and keep any money you get from selling them, get half the revenue from on-line purchases used at your Zenbu Zone, make users friends of your system for free access, get free advertizing on the Zenbu Wi-Fi map, plug in a Ubiquiti Nanostation2 at the end of a 100m ethernet cable to provide extensive coverage, have visibility in your administration section of who's using what in your zone, and control other functions, get free advertizing at http://www.Zenbu.co.nz for your store.

Have a look at what http://www.NorthlandConnect.co.nz has done with Zenbu.

 
 
 

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Indio

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  #228108 24-Jun-2009 21:47
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MauriceWinn: Have a look at http://www.Zenbu.net.nz which is designed for just such applications. Total cost to you $249. Plug and play, print your own access vouchers for no charge and keep any money you get from selling them, get half the revenue from on-line purchases used at your Zenbu Zone, make users friends of your system for free access, get free advertizing on the Zenbu Wi-Fi map, plug in a Ubiquiti Nanostation2 at the end of a 100m ethernet cable to provide extensive coverage, have visibility in your administration section of who's using what in your zone, and control other functions, get free advertizing at http://www.Zenbu.co.nz for your store.



Have a look at what http://www.NorthlandConnect.co.nz has done with Zenbu.

Thanks a mint: that's precisely what I was looking for...!! This is a tremendous resource..

anatoki
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  #237362 21-Jul-2009 09:24
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You may also wish to check out TomiZone. www.tomizone.com



MauriceWinn
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  #237393 21-Jul-2009 10:53
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Also this one which is advertized on Geekzone and gives a bigger share than Tomizone but less than Zenbu which enables ALL the revenue sold by the zone operator to be kept by the zone operator. http://www.hotspotsystem.com/?gclid=CImShNar5ZsCFRMUagodI3Ct5A

Zenbu also requires no set-up by the zone operator - no software downloading which is fraught with problems for regular humans. Not to mention all the other advantages such as http://www.Zenbu.co.nz plus good mapping of zones, free advertizing in the Zenbu listings, and other advantages.

There are loads of Wi-Fi solutions with different advantages. Cybercom will supply and install everything at no cost for revenue share. Same with Voila, Surfspot, NetStop etc. Hospitality Internet, SiteKiosks are another couple of good services which do it all.

Also Xiocom.com which bought the RoamAD assets which supplied the Kordia Wi-Fi network around New Zealand.

Wi-Fi is really making headway these days.

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#237419 21-Jul-2009 12:08
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there is also a new company that has started. [URL removed] they launched at Waipu (south of Whangarei near me at the start of the month- they put wi-fi down the whole street). They are putting wi-fi out there but with a marketing and advertising touch. They enable any wifi device to have 15 minutes of free wifi every 24hours. they also have prepay and creditcard access for more. I get all i need out of the 15minutes daily which is ideal for me.


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bcourtney
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  #237468 21-Jul-2009 13:35
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technokiwi: there is also a new company that has started. www.maiwifi.co.nz they launched at Waipu (south of Whangarei near me at the start of the month- they put wi-fi down the whole street). They are putting wi-fi out there but with a marketing and advertising touch. They enable any wifi device to have 15 minutes of free wifi every 24hours. they also have prepay and creditcard access for more. I get all i need out of the 15minutes daily which is ideal for me.


Why do you feel the need to hide the fact that you are self-promoting??

This is not the way to do business and not the way to use these forums

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